Residents pledge to make village plastic-free
Realising the harmful effect of plastic on environment, the people of Thimmapur village have decided to give up use of plastic and make their village plastic-free.
Nizamabad: Realising the harmful effect of plastic on environment, the people of Thimmapur village have decided to give up use of plastic and make their village plastic-free.
The villagers who have declared Thimmapur as a plastic-free village have been enforcing strict rules in their village since the 73rd Independence Day celebrations. With the unanimous election of the local body in the past, the neighboring villages have been ideally located in Thimmapur, Morthad mandal.
Now the decision to banning plastic covers, cups and glasses has been strictly enforced for the past fifteen days, ideally guiding all villages to give up use of plastic. Under the leadership of Timmapur Rural Development Committee, sarpanch Gaddam Chinna Reddy and MPTC member Asma, villagers took the decision against the use of plastic.
Local merchants volunteered and promised that they too would support the mission of making Timmapur a plastic-free village. Grocery stores, meat vendors, hotel owners and vegetable vendors have made it clear that they will not use plastic covers. All agreed to use cloth bags instead of plastic.
The governing body in the village panchayat decided to buy cloth bags and distribute them for free to the villagers. Environment lovers created awareness among the villager that the use of plastic damaging the environment. It was at this juncture that Thimmapur decided that banning plastic covers was the only way to protect the environment.
Commenting on the decision of banning the use of plastic in the village Sarpanch Gaddam Chinna Reddy said it was possible with the consent of everyone. "All agreed to make Thimmapur village a plastic-free village.
That is why we have made the ideal decision. Everyone has to come forward for environmental protection. We are working to make Thimmapur the ideal village in the Nizamabad district," he said.
MPTC Asma said the contribution of the villagers to make Thimmapur a plastic-free village is unforgettable. "We all agreed with the decision. We completely banned use of plastic and make it ideal for the world. People collaborated without using plastic for a fortnight. The same cooperation should be pursued in the coming days," she added.
"We also hope that other villages will be transformed into non-plastic villages, welcoming the decision of the Thimmapur villagers. Nizamabad villagers make sensational decisions as guides to the world. In practice they may also encounter ordeal. God must give them self confidence," she said.